Khaya Himmelman

Khaya Himmelman is a fact checker for The Dispatch. She is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School and Barnard College.

Khaya Himmelman

Fact Checking Claims About VAERS and COVID-19 Vaccine Data

People are misusing information provided to the CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Event System.

January 6 and the Consequences of Disinformation

Lies about the validity of the election prompted the riots at the Capitol, and the events of the day spurred even more falsehoods.

Fact Check: 2021 Year In Review

Another big year for election and pandemic disinformation.

Do Pfizer Vaccines Contain Microchips?

No. A viral video is from 2018 and discusses schizophrenia treatment, not vaccines.

Who Is Phil Waldron, and Why Did the January 6 Committee Subpoena Him?

He’s played a prominent role in the Stop the Steal Movement and appeared in a Mike Lindell documentary.

Did Fauci Say COVID Vaccines Could Make People More Likely to Be Infected?

A video from March 2020 has been taken out of context.

The Lawsuit Against Gateway Pundit Highlights the Dangers of Misinformation

And how hard it is to fight it.